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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scenes From First Roosevelt Island Snow Of The Season This Weekend - And Winter Hasn't Started Yet

Roosevelt Island had a little bit of snow this weekend.

Snow did not stop this jogger running near the Cornell Tech campus

The Roosevelt Island Holiday/Christmas Tree on the Rivercross Lawn looked beautiful in the snow from the ground

and high. above

Roosevelt Island looks great in the snow.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Wonderful Night On Roosevelt Island - Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Christmas Carolers Perform At Tram. Subway Station And Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Executive Director Kristi Towey reports:

Image From Kristi Towey

Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance caroling this evening at the tram,


and tree lighting.

Loved seeing all the faces of the community enjoy this special treat during their commute!
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And then the Roosevelt Island Christmas/Holiday Tree was lit up.
It was a wonderful night on Roosevelt Island. Great job MST&DA!!!!

Stay tuned for more video of the Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting ceremony.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Roosevelt Island Christmas Trees For Sale Weekends Thru December 24 At Motorgate Rotunda Next To Gristedes

A reader asked today:

Good morning, do you happen to know whether Christmas trees will be sold again this year on Roosevelt Island near Gristedes?
The answer is starting tomorrow, Roosevelt Island Christmas Trees are available for purchase at the Motorgate Rotunda next to Gristedes and the following 2 weekends thru December 24.

RIRA Recommends RIOC Public Purpose Funds Allocations Of $100 Thousand To 9 Roosevelt Island Non Profit Organizations And Asks RIOC To Contribute 3% Of Annual Budget For Future Allocations

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council December 6 meeting approved the recommendations of RIRA's Public Purpose Funds (PPF) Committee for the allocation of $100,000 to 9 local Roosevelt Island non-profit organizations.

 According to the report prepared by the PPF Committee:
The RIRA Common Council’s PPF Committee reviewed the RIOC-provided applications of nine Island 501c organizations seeking funds for their respective programs. The Common Council approved the attached report during a meeting on December 6, 2017. Further, and as last year, the Common Council took note of the need for increased public purpose funding in our growing Roosevelt Island community. In this regard, the Common Council continues to urge RIOC to fully implement the still relatively new PPF-related legislation approved by Governor Cuomo. Championed by our local legislators, the funds, in our view, should be granted at or close to three percent of the RIOC operating budget in the manner envisioned. As evidenced by this and prior reports, qualified Island 501c non-profits lack funds sufficient to fully meet their goals beneficial to the Island.

Further to the above, it is with pleasure that we provide you the attached funding recommendations for your review and approval. If any questions, please let us know and also when this matter will be on the agenda for the review and approval consideration of the Corporation’s Board. The Committee will provide under separate cover other forms that RIOC requires.

We thank RIOC for its continued support to the community and the efforts made to move forward with public purpose funding. Additionally, we thank you for continuing to allow the RIRA-Common Council to provide inputs to the important process of availing funds to qualified Roosevelt Island applicants.

Warm regards,

Dave Evans (PPF Committee Chair with Members Erin Feely-Nahem and Cynthia Wilkerson)
The RIRA PPF Committee recommendations are as follows:

Sign Up For Roosevelt Island Youth Program Saturday Morning Basketball At Sportspark Gym For Ages 5-10

Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) Executive Director Charlie Defino reports:

RIYP is proud to announce: Saturday Basketball

DATES: 1/6/18 - 3/31/18

LOCATION: Sportspark Gym

9:45am - 10:45am for ages 5 & 6‎
10:55am - 11:55am for ages 7 & 8‎
12:00pm - 1:00pm for ages 9 & 10




Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend

According to the MTA, there will be Roosevelt Island F Train service

to and from Manhattan this weekend.